We’ve visited the Royal Anandapur Tea Company in Animal Kingdom more than a few times.
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Tucked in Animal Kingdom’s Asia just across the way from Kali River Rapids, this hidden gem is known primarily for it’s terrific variety of loose hot teas.
But you can also grab yummy snacks (check the baked goods case for one of those giant pink donuts from time to time) as well as specialty drinks. You’ll even find holiday flavors here during the Winter.
But since our visit coincides with the absolute pinnacle of Summer in Orlando, it was time to find something cool — even icy — to sip.
We know a lot of our readers love the Frozen Chai, and so we figured it was high time to feature it here on DFB! Ready to dive in??
While several of the coffee and tea beverages on the menu can be found at other Joffrey’s Coffee kiosks around Disney World, I believe this is one of the only locations where you can find a blended Frozen Chai. (You can find the Iced Chai — a creamy chai tea poured over ice — at a few of the other kiosks.)
When I placed my order, I was asked if I wanted whipped cream on top of my beverage. Hmmm, let me think about that… YES!!!
As someone who sees Mickey-shaped food rather frequently, I have no idea why I was so happy when it came to me like this…
A Whipped Cream Mickey!
I had to make it past the fun-ness, though, to try the Frozen Chai.
My first impression was that it was — in a word — yummy! The frozen consistency was more icy than creamy, but still well-blended. Of the autumn spices that chai tea is known for, the one that seemed most prominent to me in this blend was either nutmeg or clove.
Alas, poor Whipped Cream Mickey was not long for this world, because I especially enjoyed the flavor once I mixed in the whipped cream.
Something that struck me even more than the taste, though, was that it was quite filling. If you’re torn between grabbing an icy beverage to cool you down or a snack to tide you over until your next Advance Dining Reservation, this could do the trick quite nicely.
Still not sure if Frozen Chai is for you? No problem — I was offered a sample prior to deciding. At $5.39 (and not an option as a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan) you want to be sure you’ll enjoy it. I know I did!
Have you tried the Frozen Chai? Please let us know with a comment!